For some reason, my install of 8.04 constantly freezes whenever I change something. These changes are:
removing the AC cord.
closing a program.
switching between spaces.
letting tooltips pop up.
waking up from screensaver.
What's going on? Should I just back up my data and reinstall 8.04?
I went and reinstalled my OS.
Can you please provide more information on the computer you are running this on. Also, it would help if you posted the contents of dmesg and dmesg.0 after a crash.
Ubuntu 8.04 ppc running on an Apple iBook G3 (800MHz) with 638MB RAM and 30GB HDD.
It's not dual-booting or anything like that, it's a standard full-install.
Strangely, when the computer crashes, or freezes, whatever, the mouse still moves. But it's cursor is frozen. What I mean by that is:
If I was moving a window, it remains a grabbing-hand. If I was writing something, it'll stay an insertion point. If I was pointing at a link, pointing at empty space... you get it.
As for the console messages, how can I go about getting those messages?
Also... holding down FN and hitting F12 still ejects the disc, even when the system's locked up.
I have no idea what's going on.
Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2 and see if this gets you to a console. You could try typing:
to restart X. I forget if you have to hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 after that to go back to your workspace. If you can't figure out how to do this, but manage to get to a console, you could type
to safely reboot.
sudo shutdown -r now
To get dmesg, open a terminal by typing Alt+F2 and running
Then at the terminal you can just type
and to get the other log file